Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Call for Proposals: Data Science for Social Good Summer Program

Posted: 2/16/2018 (Conference)

Program Overview

The UW eScience Institute, in collaboration with the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, is excited to announce its fourth offering of the Data Science for Social Good summer program.

We invite short proposals for 10-week data-intensive research projects (June 11 – August 17) requiring collaboration in scalable data management, statistical analysis and machine learning, open source software development, cloud and cluster computing, and/or visualization.  Accepted projects will be undertaken by a team of four interdisciplinary students and co-led by an external Project Lead identified in the proposal – usually the author(s) – and one or more Data Scientists in the eScience Institute.

We are inviting proposals that have an applied social good dimension and broadly address questions related to social science, human services, public policy, criminal justice, environmental impacts, and urban informatics. We welcome proposals submitted by academic researchers, public agencies, non-profit entities, and industry.

This program is inspired by our Data Science Incubator program as well as similar endeavors at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech. The projects on those websites and especially the projects from our previous DSSG programs may serve as useful inspiration.

Important Dates

February 25th: Proposal submissions due

March 19th: Short-list notification

June 11: Kickoff meeting

June 11th-Aug 17th – DSSG Program

For more information and proposal submission please visit the link below.

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Deadline: 02/25/2018

Location: University of Washington